Rain of Fire / Stay the Course by steelrazer ()
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I can't even begin to imagine what it must be like to be in an aircraft that is besieged by enemy planes diving down on it with deadly intent and serious resolve, and stay the course to your target. That is the definition of nerves of steel and determination of duty. There is a larger story here of two aircraft and the men that wore them, but for now, this title and concept will have to suffice.
Ki-61 "Hein" ("swallow"): Beautifully executed and detailed model by AlicefromLake available here on Rendo.
Nearly Invisible pilot: M4 from daz and flight gear by Kobamax also here on Rendo.
B-29 Superfortress: Somewhere on the internet in the fuzzy past. Major facelift and texturing work (and still could use some more!).
C4d6+XL, Poser7, Vue8Infinite, Ps Cs3
Image Comments (11)
Hell of an image. Great lighting - a blazing sun. My dad was a B-17 pilot over Germany in WWII. He didn't talk about it much but it did leave a mark. Every time I see a photo or image like yours I think of him and what those guys went through. Good job and thanks for reminding me.
My dad also flew on B-17's in the war. He loved flying but pretty much stopped short of talking about his experiences. He was wounded, seriously, twice. He was with the 379th Bomb Gp. He had a good number of terrific photos that I used to pour over when I was a kid.
...I had the pleasure and honor to talk with one of my dad`s friends a couple times, Walt...in WW2 he was a commander of B-17s at the time they were doing daylight bombing. After one particularly bad run Walt went into hiscommanders office and demanded to know what stupid sob came up with that idea, he was transfered the next day. That took a rare sort of courage . Great pic as always :)
Very fine picture. Thank you for mention. The rain of fire was very fierce for the Japanese. It caused more casualties than the atomic bombs. Because the houses were all of timber they burned very easy and so there was no escape for the people... Not a fine way to die... Germany experienced it only once in the Dresden bombing. The Japanese experienced it every night... I am happy to live in an Europe with no wars any more. I hope politicians continue it so.